this is from a 9-1-1 episode where Buck, Eddie and Chimney are helping Maddie move in, but when Maddie says that Chim is cute and Buck assumes she was talking about Eddie and Maddie goes "Chimney had a kid?" and Buck goes "no I-" anD MADDIE JUST WALKS AWAY???!!!
LIKE THAT'S SO FUCKING FUNNY FOR NO REASON. I ALWAYS LAUGH MY ASS OFF.
Eddie and Hen have worked together before on calls without any friction between them. They patched up Buck together in the season 2 finale. They fixed the goat yoga lady’s vision together at the start of season 4. There are other examples that I’m forgetting but my point is, they have worked together many times before and done it well.
So I love that all the new partner friction really is a stress/anxiety response. Eddie and Hen’s issues this season (and Buck and Ravi’s too) mostly boil down to everyone missing Chim. Given the firefam dinner conversation (and Buck & Ravi’s talk toward the end of the ep), I hope the friction everyone was experiencing eases up a bit. I miss the dynamic Buck & Eddie and Hen & Chim duos as much as the next person but I don’t think I can handle many more eps of mismatched partner friction when everyone on the team really does have a good personal and professional relationship. A little upset is good fun but too much will make me sad. I miss the *seamless* firefam badass energy already.
This is evil of me but you can probs guess who I am because of it. You know the season four premiere with the pregnant woman at the older lady’s house? Imagine one of them is Maddie on the run from Doug and she couldn’t find where Evan lived (or worked) and needed a safe place to stay. And that’s how she met the lady, one who promised to help her and give her a roof over her head and maybe she got told some sob story about her own daughter who didn’t get this help and she lost everyone she had because of it, one that Maddie would believe in her exhausted and pregnancy hormonal state. Her having no idea what was going to happen to her and if she’s the one in labour too when pup pup repels down the chimney, him staying with her and helping her, getting her to talk to calm her down and she tells him about Evan and he just knows but can’t say anything until he knows she’s going to be okay. And then a Bucksibs reunion that’s both so happy and laced with sadness too🥺😭. What do you think?
So, you know, this inspired me to write a 5.6k "drabble", so I completely blame you and apologise if it nothing how you would have imagined and I just entirely ruined your wonderful brain dump.
Maddie looks at him, not knowing why she trusts him, why that part of her heart hasn’t been destroyed by the countless people who have tried yet but his eyes are as soft as his smile and his voice is so gentle, his touch even more so and she wants to believe that people can be good and kind, she wants her baby to know that there are people in this world who want to be good , she wants to live in a world where she can believe that, “I-I was married, I met him when I was young, my parents kicked me out, everything moved so fast and he was…” Her hand moves to her stomach, knowing this is the last chance she’s going to feel that bump, that beautiful connection with her child that she’ll never get back and she wishes she had made the most of these nine months instead of dreading every single second of it, “he hurt me,” She rushes out, her bottom lip trembling, looking into the concerned eyes of the man who doesn’t even know her but cares somehow, perhaps he’s like her, he wears his heart on his sleeve and cares too much and trusts too much and she wants to tell him that it never works out but she hopes it does for him, “a lot, he wasn’t a good man, he was cruel and when I tried to leave him, he tried to kill me but he died and we survived. I came to LA to find my little brother, I haven’t heard from him in years but this was the last address I had for him but he was gone… I was too late and then I met Carol and she convinced me this was the best option… my only option. She promised me that I wouldn’t be doing this by myself and my baby would be better off and I believed her… I was an idiot.”